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This Man Got Mugged At The O2 Academy and the Way He Dealt With It Was Brilliant

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Concerts aren’t the easiest places to be vigilant from thieves.

Bouncing up and down in clammy delirium with one hand wrapped around a bottle of Becks and the other finger shooting toward the bass player because the man’s rocking it? You’re more vulnerable than ever.

That said, when one man named Michael Helkvist found himself at Brixton’s 02 Academy recently, Tweeting the venue to say ‘Hi, I’ve just been mugged at your venue. Are you able to help me?’, it soon became apparent that he’d been hit in the pocket in a different way…

Then, after @02academybrix replied (‘Hey – Have you spoken to a member of security?), Helkvist then explained exactly how he’d been financially ambushed...

That's right - saying what most of us who’ve been charged a small fortune for a lukewarm beer have felt like at a concert venue, he had set them up for the cheekiest of gags about being fleeced at the bar. We might feel sorry for the poor social media folk if not for the cutting wit employed here.

A brilliant retort, we’d like to buy him a beer ourselves. Just one much cheaper.

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